Bradley Braves vs. Valparaiso Crusaders: 1/28/2021 Betting Preview, Predictions, Computer Picks, Odds and Trends

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The Bradley Braves (9-7) will attempt to break a three-game losing streak when they visit the Valparaiso Crusaders (5-9) on Thursday, January 28, 2021 at Athletics-Recreation Center as 4.5-point favorites. The contest airs at 7:00 PM ET on ESP3. The matchup has a point total of 131.5.

Betting Information

Bradley vs Valparaiso Betting Information
Favorite Spread Favorite Spread Odds Underdog Spread Odds Total Over Total Odds Under Total Odds Favorite Moneyline Underdog Moneyline
Bradley -4.5 -112 -109 131.5 -109 -114 -210 170

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Total Facts

  • The Braves and their opponents have combined for 131.5 points — this matchup’s over/under — in nine of 16 opportunities (56.2%) this season.
  • Valparaiso and its opponents have combined to score at least 131.5 points in 57.1% of their matchups this season (eight of 14 opportunities).
  • The two teams average a combined 7.5 more points per game (139) than this matchup’s over/under of 131.5 points.
  • Opponents of the two teams average a combined 1.1 more points per game (132.6) than this matchup’s total of 131.5 points.
  • The average total the Braves have had set in matchups this season is 2.9 more points than this outing’s point total.
  • Crusaders games this season have averaged an over/under of 137.2 points, 5.7 more than the point total in this matchup.

Scoring Betting Tips

  • The Braves average only 1.8 more points per game (71.6) than the Crusaders allow (69.8).
  • Bradley is 6-2 overall and 4-0 against the spread when scoring more than 69.8 points.
  • Valparaiso has a 0-5-1 record against the spread and a 0-6 record overall when allowing more than 71.6 points.
  • The Crusaders’ 67.4 points per game are just 4.6 more points than the 62.8 the Braves give up to opponents.
  • Valparaiso has put together a 3-0-1 ATS record and a 5-4 overall record in games it scores more than 62.8 points.
  • Bradley has an ATS record of 1-4 and a 2-4 record overall when its opponents score more than 67.4 points.
  • The Braves have out-scored their opponents by a total of 141 points this season (8.8 points per game on average), and opponents of the Crusaders have out-scored them by 33 more points on the year (2.4 per game).

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Bradley Betting Information

  • Bradley has been good against the spread this season, posting an 8-4-1 record.
  • The Braves have posted a winning record of 3-2 against the spread when the spread is -4.5 or bigger.
  • Bradley has been reliable for the over this season, combining with opponents to hit the total in 7 of 13 games for a 53.8% rate.

Valparaiso Betting Information

  • Valparaiso has failed to cover the spread in more than half of its contests, going 3-7-1 ATS.
  • The Crusaders have fared well as a 4.5-point underdog, going 1-0 against the spread when they are at least 4.5-point underdogs.
  • Valparaiso has combined with its opponents to hit the over in 36.4% of matchups this year (4 out of 11 chances).

Head to Head

Bradley vs Valparaiso (Last 3 Games)
Date Favorite Spread Total Favorite Moneyline Underdog Moneyline Game Type Result
3/8/2020 Bradley -3 133.5 -163 +135 Conference Tournament 80-66 BRADLY
2/22/2020 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A Regular Season 90-78 VALP
1/29/2020 Bradley -5.5 138.5 -247 +195 Regular Season 80-69 BRADLY

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Bradley Leaders

  • Elijah Childs leads the Braves in scoring and rebounding, tallying 14.6 points and 7.9 boards per game.
  • Sean East is Bradley’s best passer, dispensing 4.1 assists per game while scoring 8.5 PPG.
  • Ville Tahvanainen contributes the bulk of the Braves’ three-point shooting production. He hits 1.9 threes per game to pace the team.
  • The Bradley steals leader is Terry Nolan Jr., who averages 1.5 takeaways per game, while its blocks leader is Ari Boya, who compiles 1.4 rejections per contest.

Valparaiso Leaders

  • Ben Krikke scores 12.1 points per game and is the top scorer for the Crusaders.
  • Donovan Clay is atop the Crusaders rebounding leaderboard with 5.4 rebounds per game, and Daniel Sackey leads the team in assists with 4.5 per contest.
  • Connor Barrett’s 1.6 made threes per game lead the Crusaders.
  • Valparaiso’s leader in steals is Nick Robinson (1.5 per game), and its leader in blocks is Clay (1.6 per game).
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